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#Gay Rights

# gay-rights - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84

Kramer’s husband confirmed that he died from died from pneumonia.

# gay-rights - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public

Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.

# gay-rights - Friday 9 August, 2019

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'

The Garda Commissioner recently confirmed to the former garda that this was the reason for his dismissal in 1982.

# gay-rights - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia

Badr Baabou accepted an award for his work in Dublin this week.

# gay-rights - Monday 1 April, 2019

From The42 Paris prosecutors open proceedings against Patrice Evra for 'homophobic insults' Hot Water

Paris prosecutors open proceedings against Patrice Evra for 'homophobic insults'

The inquiry follows a complaint lodged last week by two French gay rights groups.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

From The42 Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse Controversy

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse

The 37-year-old defended himself on social media after the incident, saying that “he loved everyone”.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy

Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.

# gay-rights - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals

Last month, the Government apologised to men historically convicted of engaging in consensual same-sex activity.

# gay-rights - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

# gay-rights - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Brian Merriman: 'Identity theatre is always relevant'

I dramatise stories that were impossible to imagine could be told or staged, writes Brian Merriman.

# gay-rights - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York

The Stonewall protests are widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement.

# gay-rights - Saturday 5 August, 2017

'Outpourings of emotion' and 'a force of good': The Gaze Film Festival celebrates 25 years

Dublin’s LGBT film festival Gaze was set up in 1992 – a year before homosexuality was decriminalised.

# gay-rights - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men

Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.

# gay-rights - Saturday 24 June, 2017

One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment

The survey of over 4,000 members of the young LGBT community was part of a national State strategy.

# gay-rights - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'

The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin Christianity This post contains videos

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

# gay-rights - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'I can't stop crying': Tributes after rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies aged 65

The former soldier was heavily involved within the San Francisco LGBT rights movement.

# gay-rights - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare

Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.

# gay-rights - Monday 26 December, 2016

'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist

He was outed by the press in 1998, and went on to become a major supporter of HIV campaigns

# gay-rights - Thursday 22 December, 2016

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'

Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.

# gay-rights - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row?

The owners of Ashers Bakery were found guilty of discrimination.

# gay-rights - Monday 15 August, 2016

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US

The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.

# gay-rights - Sunday 24 July, 2016

‘I’m still Ivan but I’m wearing high-heels.' - Meet Ivan Fahy, an androgynous model from Galway

The Irish model who’s breaking assumptions about gender.

# gay-rights - Monday 13 June, 2016

Thousands turn out for "rainbow vigil" in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting

A large crowd – some draped in rainbow flags and holding balloons and other items – gathered at about 7pm this evening for the vigil.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Kenyan court bid to stop anal exams of men accused of being gay

Engaging in gay sex is a criminal offence in Kenya.

# gay-rights - Friday 20 November, 2015

Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights

The church declared that the children of gay couples cannot be blessed or baptised until they turn 18.

# gay-rights - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Church needs to ditch discredited Old Testament views - McAleese

The former president told The Irish Catholic the Church was a conduit for ‘toxic’ homophobia.

# gay-rights - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands

The shocking allegation comes just five months after the country legalised marriage for homosexual couples.

# gay-rights - Friday 23 October, 2015

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

# gay-rights - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

# gay-rights - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call

Audio of the hoax call has been published. The singer says it’s an honour to speak to “one of the most influential people” in the world.

# gay-rights - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend's hand - it's a struggle'

The recent stabbing of six people at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem shows the dangerous risks faced by the city’s LBGT community.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

READ: Letters sent to the Taoiseach about same-sex marriage

Bible verses, high praise, ‘gay fever’, and ‘Enda Kelly.’

# gay-rights - Friday 24 July, 2015

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges

“Our family are missing very important months of both our children’s lives.”

# gay-rights - Saturday 18 July, 2015

A 'vigilante mob' beat a man to death in a Morocco market after accusing him of stealing

They also seriously hurt his younger friend or accomplice.

# gay-rights - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Russian 'anti-gay fever' flag shares its inspiration with Irish No campaign

A Mammy, Daddy and their kids have been causing an awful stir this week.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Have you heard about Fine Gael's dubious colleagues in Brussels?

The party’s uncritical acceptance of 14 Hungarian MEPs that represent Viktor Orban’s far right Fidesz would make you question its priorities in the EU, writes Lynn Boylan.

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